Three interesting deployment announcements around the world already this week from Infinera, Juniper, and ECI Telecom:
The European webhosting giant OVH has signed on to the 100G bandwagon by deploying Infinera’s DTN-X. They’re using 500Gbps superchannels to give them terabytes of potential capacity across their 10,000km of fiber and 10 markets. They mentioned in particular the Roubaix-Paris-Strasbourg-Frankfurt route. They’ll be using it to handle the capacity demands of cloud computing, but geez that’s a lot of capacity for a hosting provider no matter how you slice it. OVH has been working with Infinera since 2007.
Fresh off another pretty good quarter, Juniper Networks announced a deal down under with Optus. The Australian provider will be using their PTX5000 packet-optical gear to scale its core network as it rolls out 4G LTE on the wireless side. Meanwhile LightReading says the PTX9000 is being de-emphasized, as Juniper focuses its efforts on the more modest PTX5000. I wonder if similar moves are in the works for the rest of the packet-optical movement.
And in Russia, MTS has taken the 100G plunge for its backbone with Israeli help. They’re using ECI’s Apollo platform to take their existing backbone to the next level. This particular buildout links Moscow and Saint Petersburg, which is their busiest route I’m sure.
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